Big Data Activation Forum: Houston

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About Us

Today, being competitive means having the right technology to uncover new insights and make critical business decisions that fully leverage your data. Qubole helps you do just that by revolutionizing how companies activate their data — helping you put data into the hands of your users at the exact time and in the format they need it.


Join us for a conversation with data experts from Microsoft, Qubole, and Blueprint Technologies. We'll explore big data journeys, share best practices and discuss how data-driven insights are transforming Oil & Gas industry dynamics.


Key Takeaways

  • Real-world examples of how big data is transforming business operations
  • Ideas on how to leverage AI and ML in your business
  • Insight into common Oil & Gas industry big data challenges


Event Agenda
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Introduction to Big Data Activation 
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM Microsoft's View on Current Data Trends & Challenges in the Oil & Gas industry
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM Panel Discussion: Microsoft, Qubole, and Blueprint Technologies
4:45 PM - 6:45 PM Networking at McCormick & Schmick's


Speakers

Matt Kilgard - Director of Data Platform & AI Solutions - Microsoft

Matt has over 10 years experience in the Houston Oil & Gas market working as a "trusted advisor" and expert in the data and analytics field. He was an early pioneer in the digital data area helping customers re-imagine their digital data strategy with Razorfish.  Matt's Houston based Microsoft Data & AI team helps customers transform their data strategy in Azure.  His team works closely with partners to help customers solve new and challenging business problems with Data Science.

Robert Purdom - Regional Director - Blueprint

Robert is an expert in digital transformation with a specific focus on Data Monetization in the manufacturing industry with an emphasis on oil and gas. He is responsible for leveraging transformative technologies, analytics, and organizational change to drive business agility and profitability with Blueprint’s current and potential clients.

Shaun Van Staden - Solutions Architect - Qubole

Shaun has 19 years of experience in enterprise software managing advanced analytics projects, as a developer, DBA, business analyst and now a solutions architect. As a solutions architect manager, Shaun is responsible for supporting business development and sales at Qubole and helping customers transform their use cases for the cloud. Prior to Qubole, Shaun worked as a solutions architect at NICE Systems and Merced Systems (acquired by NICE).

Jose Villacis - Sr. Director of Product Marketing - Qubole

Event Details

When:  Thursday, June 14th   |   3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
Where:  Microsoft Technology Center - Houston, 750 Town & Country Blvd. Suite 1000 Houston, TX 77024


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